Class notes

December 2008 – May 2009


Barbara (Bussing) Bradley, BS ’46, lives in Olathe, Kan., with her daughter, Laurie Hammeke and family.


Ilene (Hofmann) Dick, BA ’56, serves as a treasurer, Sunday school teacher and pianist/organist at a small country United Methodist church in Holton, Kan. She also volunteers at the Humane Shelter.

Bob Ewbank, BA ’55, has published the book John Wesley, Natural Man, and the “Isms.” Find the book at

Donald Janes, BA ’51, is retired in Colorado after a career in college teaching and administration.  He would enjoy hearing from friends and other contacts from Baker.  ( / P.O. Box 2434, Frisco, CO)

Annette (Turner) Maguire, BA ’53, and her husband, Mick, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Dec. 31, 2008 and have one son, Michael.


Judith (Close) Hogg, BA ’63, is retired from sales and lives in Spring, Texas.  She and her husband have a brokerage company. They enjoy spending time with their four grandchildren and two dogs. They also enjoy cruises and golf.

Sylvia (Ciggel) Jenkins, BA ’63, volunteers at Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyo.

Kenneth Wickham, BS ’69, and his wife, Janet, recently celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary. They live in Saint Charles, Ill.


Jeline (Kelsey) Harclerode, BA ’73, is the 2009 Emporia Master Teacher and has been nominated for Kansas Teacher of the Year. She is an eighth-grade Connect teacher at Emporia Middle School. Connect is a curriculum and technology integration course.

Sheri S. (Wilson) Barker, BA ’77, has a travel business with World Ventures.


Nancy (Hodge) Blockcolsky, BA degree ’87, is president of the Kansas Music Teachers Association. She serves on the faculty of Manhattan (Kan.) Christian College and enjoys family life with her husband, Lyle, and daughter, Michaela, 9.

Cynthia (Adcock) O’Bryhim, BA ’81 and MAEd ’08, is a remedial reading teacher at Eudora (Kan.) Elementary School. She is enrolled at the University of Kansas to obtain her endorsement for English as a second language.

Jill (Sundell) Ziemann, BA ’81, is director of Gateway, a women in transition program, at Colorado Mountain College.


Don Austin, BME ’93, serves as principal of Laguna Beach (Calif.) High School after previously being the principal at La Sierra High School in Riverside, Calif. He completed his doctoral degree at Azusa Pacific University and has published several articles in the field of education. He and his wife, Paula (Hutchings) Austin, ’93, live in Laguna Beach with their children, Garrett, 12, Emilie, 9, and Kristin, 7. Paula coaches volleyball for the boys and girls teams at Laguna Beach and has won league championships with both teams.

Kelli (Dwyer) Diem, BS ’99, and her husband, Klaus, welcomed a daughter, Katrina Arlena, on Feb. 15, 2009.

Julie (Porterfield) Fiscus, BSN ’96, married David A. Fiscus on June 7, 2008. She obtained her Certified Nurse Operative Room certification in September 2008.

Michael Hobson, BA ’95, lives in San Diego with his wife, Adriana, and daughter, Lily, who was born on Oct. 11, 2007. He is a district business manager for Best Buy.


Emily Chapman, BS ’06, and Jarod Sigmund were married June 13, 2009, in Ottawa, Kan.

John Cross, BA ’05, is deployed to Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division. He plans to return home in December 2009. His wife, Ashley (Kraus) Cross, BS ’05, works as a photojournalist at the Fayetteville Observer.

Chanda Hansen, MBA ’02, and Wade Palmberg were married Sept. 20, 2008, in Prairie Village, Kan.

Kimberly Kilmartin, BA ’08, has been accepted to the Doctor of Philosophy program at Oxford University.

Jenifer Koelzer, BS ’07, married Tyson Bahner on July 12, 2008.

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